Declaring and classifying land as reserve at Taihuka Park

Declaring land at 31 & 36 Steyne Ave, known as Taihuka Park, and classifying the land as recreation reserve

In 2011 the land described as Pt Lots 8 and 22 DP 407, at 34 and 36 Steyne Avenue, Plimmerton (‘the land’) was purchased for a seaside reserve.  The houses were removed in June 2018 and the park was developed.  In 2019 the land was added to the Reserves Management Plan.

The Proposal

The land was purchased as fee simple land and therefore is not currently held as reserve.  In order for the land to be managed as reserve under the Reserves Act 1977 (the Act), it needs to be declared as reserve under Section 14 of the Act and classified as recreation reserve. 

Section 17 of the Act states that recreation reserves are areas that are used for recreation and sporting activities and the physical welfare and enjoyment of the public, and for the protection of the natural environment and beauty of the countryside, with emphasis on the retention of open spaces and on outdoor recreational activities, including recreational tracks in the countryside. 

If objections to the land being declared as reserve are received these must be considered before a decision is made on whether the land should be declared as reserve and classified as recreation reserve. 

Submissions and objections close on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 5pm.

Once submissions and objections are received a hearing to consider the application will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

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The land to be declared reserve, Taihuka Park at 34 and 36 Steyne Avenue, legally described as Pt Lots 8 and 22 DP 407, is shown on the map below in red.

Declaring and classifying land as reserve at Taihuka Park

Supporting Documents

Have Your Say

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Write to us

  • You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our front counter at Customer Services, Council Office, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

    You can have your say in a number of ways:

    • Download a submission form here.

    • By email to: submissions@poriruacity.govt.nz, with “Reserve Declaration and Classification at Taihuka Park” in the subject line

    • By hand at our front counter at 16 Cobham Court

    • By post to: Reserve Declaration and Classification at Taihuka Park
      Porirua City Council,
      PO Box 50218,
      Porirua City 5240

Give us a call

  • If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you

Submissions and objections close on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 5pm.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Have your say online -  Poriruacity.govt.nz online Portal

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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email Julia Bates at Julia.Bates@poriruacity.govt.nz or call on 04 237 1499.

Privacy

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